KEYLA

By Viviana GÓMEZ ECHEVERRY

CINEPLEX INC. - as SALES All rights, World

Art - Culture - Completed 2017

The story about a young woman that has lost her beloved father, but while searching for him she finds a new family. It takes place in Providence, a small island in the Colombian Caribbean. Its community is a mixture of African and Spanish descent, and English pirates.

Festivals
& Awards

Warsaw FF 2017
Competition 1-2
Ventana Sur 2017
Video Library
FICCI Cartagena 2017
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Art - Culture, Drama
    • Countries
    • COLOMBIA
    • Languages
    • SPANISH, CREOLE
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Viviana GÓMEZ ECHEVERRY
    • Writer(s)
    • Viviana GÓMEZ ECHEVERRY
    • Producer(s)
    • Raquel IMEDIO (OLD PROVIDENCE SCHOOL)
    • Synopsis
    • Keyla lives with her father Breggie on Providence Island, in the Colombian Caribbean Sea. On her 18th birthday she’s waiting for him to celebrate, but he never arrives. In the middle of the political conflict between Colombia and Nicaragua, who are disputing the oceanic territory of the native islanders, Breggie went out to sea but did not return. While they are looking for him, Keyla and her uncle Richard (48) receive an unexpected visit from Spain: Helena (38), Breggie's ex-wife, comes with her son Francisco (12), Keyla's half-brother, whom she always wanted to know, but never could.

      The Spaniards arrive just when starts carnival in Providence. They get impressed with the beauty of colorful landscape and the peculiarity of the people, descendants of Spanish, black slaves and English pirates. Keyla initially is very upset with the visit; keeps resentment to Helena for leaving her when she was pregnant with Francisco and Keyla was a child. But gradually she approaches the boy and gets captivated by his nobility and sweetness. She shares with him the most precious memory of her father. It is a Morgan the Pirate’s map, which point a hiding a treasure. Francisco asks his sister to undertake this hunt; he feels that his father was close to find something. They go together by boat, cross the island, its secret places. On this adventure they get to know each other, discover the truth about their father and accept one another as siblings.

      This is a story about a broken family, which reunites when one of its members disappears. It is told through Keyla, who loses her beloved one, when life had taken everyone else. But in his grief, he finds a new family.




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